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Top Winter Walks

There's nothing better than wrapping up warm and getting out in the crisp fresh air when the sun makes an appearance in the winter months.

Take a look at our top local winter walks below and head to your nearest this weekend, or if you fancy a change of scenery hop on the train for a new adventure. 

West Kirby Marine Lake

Not only does West Kirby offer stunning views of the Welsh coast line, the beautiful stroll along the edge of the salt water lake will make you feel like you're walking on water. Watch the sailboats and windsurfers as you make your way out along the path with water on both sides of you. Restaurants and shops line the promenade, handy for warming up with a bite to eat after your walk.

Nearest station - West Kirby - Plan your journey here.

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Sefton Park

Escape the traffic and noise of the city centre for the pretty gardens in Sefton Park. At 235 acres, as well as green open spaces, the park is home to an impressive lake, waterfalls, the iconic Palm House and a large playground for the little ones to burn off some energy. St Michaels station is a short walk away and the train from Liverpool Central only takes 7 minutes! 

Nearest station - St Michaels - Plan your journey here.

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A different option to a countryside walk but with just as impressive views. Chester's city walls are the oldest and longest in Britain and the complete route is a great way to experience Chester for the first time or discover new areas. Free to walk and surrounded by Chester's amazing choice of restaurants and bars, you'll be spoilt for choice for a post walk lunch. 

Nearest station - Chester - Plan your journey here.

New Brighton Seafront

There is everything you need for a day in the fresh air at New Brighton. Not only is it a stunning coastline, mini adventurers will love New Brighton beach with the famous Black Pearl shipwreck. A short walk from the beach is If it does get a bit chilly there are lots of indoor destinations on the doorstep at Marine Point, including The Light cinema where you can catch the latest blockbuster in luxurious comfort.

Nearest station - New Brighton - Plan your journey here.

Ainsdale Nature Reserve

Just a few minutes' walk from Ainsdale station, here there are several colour coded paths winding through the pine woods and sandy dunes. Picnic benches are dotted along the main paths for the perfect outdoors pit stop. Popular with young families and keen cyclists, the paths are suitable for all. 

Nearest station - Ainsdale

Otterspool Promenade

Otterspool Prom is where you'll find peaceful views across the famous River Mersey, just south of the city centre. Popular with walkers, cyclists and also kite flyers! At the end of the prom and just an 8 minute walk from Aigburth train you'll find the new Otterspool Adventure Centre with wooden play equipment and delicious homemade cakes in the cafe.

Nearest station - Aigburth - Plan your journey here.

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Otterspool Promenade

Otterspool Promenade

Otterspool Promenade is a fantastic day out for the entire family.

New Brighton Marine Point

New Brighton Marine Point

At Marine Point you will find lots to do for people of all ages.

Marine Lake West Kirby

Marine Lake West Kirby

Surrounded by water on three sides and with strong breezes from the Irish Sea, it is a haven for "Windcatchers" and there is no more perfect place than Marine Lake.

Sefton Park

Sefton Park

Sefton Park is one of the best known and most loved parks in Liverpool.

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